I often fall asleep during the day but this is usually when I am doing nothing. I find that being mentally active keep me alert. Getting plenty of fresh air and exercise during the day will help you sleep better at night so that you are less inclined to nod off.
I agree with Christo keeping active helps
Im a bad sleeper but exercise really energises me
so even when Im really tired I try to go for a bit of a swim or walk my dogs
All the best Adrian
It doesn't seem to have anything to do with tiredness. I can be feeling alert and fine, then I sit somewhere comfortable to do something and pass straight out.
If I have a physically strenuous day then I can't get to sleep at night because I ache and twitch.
I have put my exercise bike in the living room and if I am reading or listening to radio then I ride 4 miles to stay awake!!
Is any of this familiar to others?
I've got more to say on the subject but i'm a bit tired, I'll catch up laters.
Night night everybody.
i find a catnap helps as it uses up the sleep-inducing chemicals, though others find naps counter-productive.
taking some drugs such as selegeline earlier stops them causing insomnia.
dont know about you but i was diagnosed on 21st nov but ive been dropping off watching the tv and missing the end of programmes.only to be up awake till 2 in the morning.i then get 2 hours sleep and help my daughter to the loo.then back to sleep till 6 am then its groudhog day.this as been going on for 2 year before diagnosis.
so it might not be the medication.
I think I was used to having no sleep since my twins were born 12week early.ive been getting by on 3/4 hours for ten year really.while I was at work I just slowed down and thought it was lack of sleep.thats why pd came as a shock.no one cares for me I'm the carer and I don't want that to change.but I do need more sleep for health reasons.
But Im treasuring each day as it comes and try to make good memories
All the best
There is absolutely no way of keeping your eyes open at times.Try:
- a brisk walk every day ( I use a stick now).
- timetable in a siesta. Most civilised. Get horizontal: couch and rug = good.
- don't fight it. Some days are simply " at least I woke up, don't push it girl".
- plan for big events. Sleep beforehand, you have to be a wee bit canny.
It really is about you regaining control of your life and not letting your condition control you.
This sounds like I am a real smartarse. sorry. 20 years of redefining my life, smiling, brave face and all that, I do believe in the +ve power of the mind.
Have been on Prozac now for 20 yrs. Happy people cope better.
I posted a longer post which has disappeared but the short version is that it does not have too be sleeping tablets. A very low dose antdepressant or tranquilizer is sometimes enough to get you off to sleep and if your lucky you will stay asleep.
Not so good when you fall asleep when driving
Change in meds hasn't eliminated it but made it more predictable so can work around it.
Do still get times when I 'lose' a few minutes - usually in evenings whe watching telly or trying to read. If I feel it coming on keep moving.
Insomnia is very unpredictable - 03:10 now and still awake, been up since 06:30, work all day then in a meeting from 19:30 until 21:30, couple of glasses of wine down pub on way home, written op minutes of meeting, emailed for approval, done some online Christmas shopping, replied to some threads on my classic car forum, browsed this one and still wide awake so guess its another all nighter.
Never sleep much more than 3 or 4 hours a night although once every couple of weeks will have a good nigh and sleep 8 -10 hours. sleeping pills worki f I take them every now and again but dont like the side effects (wierd dreams and dry mouth next day)
Seems to be very common - tried the relaxation CD's but found them irritating, tried herbal remedies and they dont work so now just go with the flow.
Firstly, why is this thread called Insomnia if you fall asleep during the day? If you didn’t know, exercising the brain helps to get tired and falling asleep. That’s a natural way to escape insomnia. I have problems concentrating on something and that’s why exercising wasn’t the solution for my insomnia. I couldn’t do anything besides watching the ceiling. The solution arrived when my wife bought me Teva 74 pills, which are specially made for curing insomnia. After that, my sleep got way better and the next day I had way more energy and after a while, I could concentrate a bit more than previously. Now I’m still working on it and trying to improve it.